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  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 19-25

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 19-25
    Friday | "Rest": In this new drama by Samuel D. Hunter ("The Whale"), a retirement home on the verge of closure endures a blizzard. Though Oct. 12 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-871-3000 or victorygardens.org Saturday | "The...
  • Aging seems to be a common theme this September

    Aging seems to be a common theme this September
    This weekend the new season of Chicago theater gets underway in earnest. If there is an unintended theme of the fall, I'd say it is that Chicago theater finds itself collectively engaged with issues dealing with the final years of our lives. If you have a...
  • 2014 Chicago fall theater preview

    2014 Chicago fall theater preview
    Perhaps it dates back to the classic Greek tragedies performed at harvest-time festivals, but autumn has always been prime season for theater. "In the summertime, people like to do summer things, and then all the [theater] seasons start up in the fall,"...
  • Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season

    Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season
    After the scaled-back current season, the Victory Gardens Theater will return to full producing strength during the 2014-15 season — which features five shows, including two world premieres and the first Chicago production of plays by Samuel D....
  • Sighting: Nina Dobrev supports best friend Julianne Hough at Chicago Theatre performance

    Sighting: Nina Dobrev supports best friend Julianne Hough at Chicago Theatre performance
    There was a special guest in attendance for Derek and Julianne Hough’s Move Live On Tour show July 11 at the Chicago Theatre. Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) was on hand to support best friend Julianne. Afterward Dobrev and the...
  • Brother-sister duo April Fools debuts a new hip-hop play, 'Lack on Lack'

    Brother-sister duo April Fools debuts a new hip-hop play, 'Lack on Lack'
    In 2008, Victory Gardens Theater created its Ignition Festival of New Plays, a staged reading series of new works to highlight the theater's mission of bringing diversity to its stage through presentation—and possible development of—new...
  • Moving beyond the 'Monopoly man'

     Moving beyond the 'Monopoly man'
    Opening nights in Chicago usually have their share of actors in the audience — some supporting friends, others just seeing the art they love. Nonetheless, the opening of Ron Keaton's "Churchill" at the Greenhouse Theater Center last month was...
  • Victory Gardens announces cast of 'Rest'

    Victory Gardens Theater has announced the cast of the first play of its 2014-15 season, “Rest” by Samuel D. Hunter.  Hunter is a Victory Gardens ensemble playwright. His acclaimed drama “The Whale” played the theater in 2013....
  • REVIEW: "Rasheeda Speaking" by the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

    REVIEW: "Rasheeda Speaking" by the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
    Although staged at the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble on Ridge Avenue, "Rasheeda Speaking" feels very much like the kind of show you would have seen at the Victory Gardens Theater during its previous artistic regime. The script, which is being seen for the...
  • Video: A scene from Strawdog's 'Great Expectations'

    Video: A scene from Strawdog's 'Great Expectations'
    This week's Theater Loop Showcase is "Great Expectations" from Strawdog Theatre Company. Charles Dickens' classic story of orphan boy Pip and his emergence into London gentility is furiously ennacted by six actors over two hours in Gale Childs Daly's...
  • Update: Epic Sound's Jada-Amina Harvey makes it to semifinals, Kuumba Lynx wins finals

    Update: Epic Sound's Jada-Amina Harvey makes it to semifinals, Kuumba Lynx wins finals
    The words and rhymes of 12 high school poets competing in the individual finals of the Louder Than a Bomb slam poetry festival echoed off the marble walls of the Chicago Cultural Center Wednesday night. Jada-Amina Harvey, a member of Kenwood Academy's...